We have thousands of postcards in our inventory. If you are looking for a particular postcard, email us with the exact description and we will check to see if we have it. We focus mostly on vintage postcards from the early 1900s to the 50s. We do, however, carry later ones as well. We also sell postcard lots. All vintage (standard vintage size) postcards come with protective sleeves. We outfit them with sleeves as soon as we receive them, as we have to handle them. We do not want to age them any more than we have to. We will not remove the sleeves when we sell them - the increased postage cost on a lot is minimal, and it saves you the hassle and cost of buying extra sleeves and putting them on yourself. We only use archival safe sleeves (we sell them as well – check our store).
If you are searching for a postcard which we do not have, and wish us to put you on our back-order list, email us and let us know. When the postcard comes in, we will contact you and put it up for sale in our eBay store.
We also have "filler" cards for you die hard collectors who must own a certain postcard. Let us know and we will sell it as a "filler" – price depends on age, publisher and condition. Of course the cost will be considerably less than a collector card.
We try to grade our postcards very carefully. Our grading chart is our opinion and may not be the opinion of others. We grade most of our postcards in good to excellent condition. However, because we sell vintage postcards, we do not grade them as excellent too often.
What we consider excellent must be like mint in appearance – no creases, no blunt corners, no wear on the edge of the postcard anywhere on the postcard. A tiny crease is a crease. We grade our postcards very harshly because we would rather our customers be happy than disappointed. We have purchased postcards from various sources that were graded "excellent" that we would have graded "good to very good".
Our grading system is as follows:
M – Mint
A perfect card as though it came straight off the press. This grade is rare.
NM – Near Mint
Like mint but the picture will not be as sharp or crisp.
EX – Excellent
Like mint with no bends, creases, rounded or blunt corners. May have writing and be postally used, but only on the address side.
VG – Very Good
Slight imperfections due to age, corners may be rounded or slightly blunt, may show almost undetectable crease or bend. May have writing and be postally used, but only on the address side.
G – Good
Somewhat noticeable imperfections due to age, such as corner wear or edge wear, including slight creases. May have writing and be postally used, but only on the address side. If postal stamp bleeds through slightly and does not affect the picture, we may still grade it good, however, we will clearly indicate such. A “very good” postcard could be graded “good” because of the postal stamp bleeding through. However, if it is in almost “excellent” condition, we will mark it “very good” and tell you about the bleed.
F – Fair
Card is intact, however, stains, creases, writing, or postal cancellation may affect the picture. This card can be used as a filler until a better one comes along.
You may contact us via email at email@example.com or through eBay by clicking the "Ask a question" link shown in each listing. We are open between 8:30 - 4:30 EST Monday - Friday. We are closed on weekends and holidays. Emails are generally answered within 24 hours. If you require information on a product you wish to bid on, please do so 24 hours before a weekend or holiday. We check emails periodically on weekends and holidays. There is always someone available on weekdays to address your questions or concerns.
Customer satisfaction is our #1 priority.
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